UCLA School of Law to Host Second American Constitution Society Convention

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Students and Legal Luminaries to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Discuss Future of Educational Equity

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 21, 2014

 CONTACT:

Nicholas Alexiou, ACS Associate Director of Network Communications

nalexiou@acslaw.org

 WHAT: The American Constitution Society is proud to present its second Student Convention: Brown at 60. Taking place on Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 at UCLA School of Law, this two-day event will bring together students, advocates, scholars and some of the nation’s leading judges to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education and discuss ways to further Brown’s promise of educational equity. A breakout training on Saturday will focus on the case of Gurmukh Singh, an undocumented taxi driver from Garden Grove who is facing deportation despite being the sole source of income for his diabetic wife, two U.S. born children and his elderly parents. This will provide the students with an opportunity to confront a pressing issue in a myriad of ways and allow them to build their skill sets.

 WHO:

·         Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society

·         Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

·         Rachel Moran, Dean, Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

·         Thomas A. Saenz, President, General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

·         Theodore M. Shaw, Professor of Professional Practice in Law, Columbia Law School; Of Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP; Former President, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

·         Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

·         And many more!

 WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2014, 3:30 p.m. PST; Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. PST

 WHERE: UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

 A complete schedule can be found here: http://www.acslaw.org/sites/default/files/2014_ACS_Student_Convention_Schedule.External.pdf (Please note that not all portions of the Convention are open to the press)